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General News of Thursday, 1 June 2017


I know Denkyira Boase to be a lawless place - Allotey Jacobs

Central Regional Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Allotey Jacobs has expressed disgust over incidents of violence in the country.

Speaking on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo' regarding the lynching of Capt. Maxwell Adam Mahama, Allotey Jacobs blurted out that "there's too much indiscipline" in Ghana and so called for law and order to be restored in the country.

According to him, people are taking laws into their own hands and meting out instant justice because they have lost confidence in the country's law system.

"Everybody does anything he/she wants. So, we need to address this issue of what is happening in this country…"

Addressing the issue on violence, Allotey Jacobs alluded to the erstwhile Rawlings' regime, saying in 1975 "there was no respect for the Military and the Police" till "it took Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings – June 4th – to restore the image of the Armed Forces” and so believed the incidents of violence can be averted if the ruling party doesn't condone the violent acts by their fanatics.

“We don’t live in isolation as Ghanaians. We live as a community. So, if something is happening and causing mayhem, don’t the leaders there see? And if they see it too, can’t we engage the people . . . We’re growing a seed that will engulf all of us,” he said.

Touching on the lynching of the late Capt. Mahama, Allotey Jacobs expressed utter disappointment and displeasure in the residents of Denkyira-Boase in the Central Region where the incident occurred on Monday, May 29, 2017.

He described the community as lawless and having little or no compassion.

“For a long time, I know that place to be full of lawlessness. I tell you. It’s my route so I know them proper,” he stressed.

To him, the lynching of the Military Captain is a clear indication of the lack of "respect for our fellow man".